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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    What's not good about it? A Glock is nearly impossible for a young child to chamber a round. Its safety latch is questionable. Best way to assure it isn't discharged accidentally is to not chamber a round. Additionally I then dry fire it so all I have to do is look at the gun, and I know it has no round in the chamber because the trigger remains depressed after a dry fire.
    Worse case scenario you can get a mag in and slide charged with a man within inches of you?

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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Worse case scenario you can get a mag in and slide charged with a man within inches of you?
    As I said, it's a combo thing. There's no way anyone gets within inches of me at night without waking me. Not possible.
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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Slow to reload, slow rate of fire, heavy, and way to expensive.

    Looks pretty fast to me. and while pythons are over priced, good revolvers can be had for 300-400 dollars




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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    So much fear. So scared.

    What if what if what if....

    Not everybody wants/needs/chooses to live in constant fear.

    Plenty of people live in very low crime-rate areas.

    Simply not living in constant fear of the ultimate "what if" scenario (when those scenarios are few and far between in many places) is not "volunteering to be a victim".

    It's simply living life with a different outlook. And that outlook isn't always pathetically ignorant, just in case that's the direction you care to take after reading this.

    Lots of people live happy, safe, and violent-crime free lives, and die of old age in comfort and warm surroundings without ever having to need a gun for protection.
    But, but there's a .09% chance you will be seriously injured in a home invasion robbery in any given year.

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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    Google and read the studies - they're concerning guns owned by the person living in the house.
    actually that is bs. the most famous one had something like 435 incidents and in 432 of them the intruder brought the gun that did the harm



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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    What's not good about it? A Glock is nearly impossible for a young child to chamber a round. Its safety latch is questionable. Best way to assure it isn't discharged accidentally is to not chamber a round. Additionally I then dry fire it so all I have to do is look at the gun, and I know it has no round in the chamber because the trigger remains depressed after a dry fire.
    1) true

    2) glocks have no SAFETY LATCH

    3) IDF carried their browning HPs that way and I have seen IDF operatives shoot ALMOST as fast as I can from a holster (and I have my 1911 loaded). Almost as fast is probably good enough since the security of that carry makes sense in crowded urban areas where Jihadists might grab the gun from the IDF soldier and very few IDF soldiers are going to have to play quickdraw with an IPSC master level-or even Class C level shooter(i.e. people who have spent years practicing drawing and shooting quickly



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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    1) true

    2) glocks have no SAFETY LATCH

    3) IDF carried their browning HPs that way and I have seen IDF operatives shoot ALMOST as fast as I can from a holster (and I have my 1911 loaded). Almost as fast is probably good enough since the security of that carry makes sense in crowded urban areas where Jihadists might grab the gun from the IDF soldier and very few IDF soldiers are going to have to play quickdraw with an IPSC master level-or even Class C level shooter(i.e. people who have spent years practicing drawing and shooting quickly
    #2 I know, but it has a safety thingy, and I've never known quite what to call it. I guess because I don't see anything "safe" about it's extra trigger thingy. It seems more to avoid accidental discharge from things like being dropped than from children or carelessness.
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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    really


    Looks pretty fast to me. and while pythons are over priced, good revolvers can be had for 300-400 dollars

    I have a python. Bought it 30 years ago. It's the only handgun I own and I love the thing and wouldn't part with it for all the tea in China. When my dad passed earlier this year he willed his Hi Standard Victor to me and I should be getting that in a month or so. Also been thinking of getting a Sig 40 cal.

    To the OP. The only time I slept with the handgun in really easy reach was after Hurricane Sandy. We were without power for 2 weeks and there were sadly some break ins not far from us. It's normally stored not too far from the bed but I can't get to it with getting up. I also have a hunting knife and a metal club in easy reach as well as a noisy as all hell dog.
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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    really


    Looks pretty fast to me. and while pythons are over priced, good revolvers can be had for 300-400 dollars

    Buddy of mine had a 4" Python and I have a 686 SW and we used to always have contests against each other. He was killed in the line of duty and the gun ended up with another friend on the Palm Bay PD. Unfortunately he was killed with that weapon after being over powered by a couple of thugs.

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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    The site I found gave the college and Puget Sound an F for a safe place to send your kid to school. Get over it, you live in a crime zone.
    Guy, go back to your reference - what does it use as reference material? Where does it draw its numbers from? Good luck finding them - I browsed several sites on that domain and I could find nowhere that gave a link to any kind of source for crime data.

    However, I gave you numbers from the CDC and the FBI. Your reference has zero hard numbers - my reference has the hard numbers in spades.

    But it's obvious you're not interested in finding out and presenting facts - all you're doing is cherry-picking for information that supports what you want to hear, and refusing to even consider contrary information no matter how good its pedigree is.
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